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Roland's Happy Plaice

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Shute Lane, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HY, England
+44 1326 562723
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not get better fish and chip than Roland's in Porthleven. They are absolutely gorgeous and service is always with a smile.

Thank Jude J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

took my friend from Yorkshire here who is a fish and chip fan.couldn't have wished for better service or food. even got a free cup of tea when the owner found out she was from the place in Yorkshire as he was, the had a lot of places in common.the food lived up to its reputation.

Thank rosemCornwall
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

On our last night we decided to have fish n chips. The fish was ok, just had a thick coating of batter which was quite off putting. The chips were severely overcooked and had a weird taste. It seems to have gone down hill since our last visit.

Thank Chris T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Oh dear. Follow the queues is usually a good idea, but despite there being a line out of the door, the fish was wet and tasteless and chips squidgy. Perhaps they just can't cope with the numbers who were there that night but, really, cooking fish and chips isn't the hardest thing to get right. Perhaps the queues were as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Roland and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. Fish cooked to order, only 10 minutes to cook while we chatted, before our 10 minute walk to our cottage. Fish and chips were still piping hot and wow! Huge fish in the lightest batter and more chips than I could manage! Perfectly cooked fish and best chips ever! Roland, better... More 

Thank Paul B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

These fish and chips are cooked in beef dripping, they are delicious and satisfying. Keep up the good standard guys as I visit from Cardiff every year.

Thank Helen P
Bourne End, null, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Never disappointed, we visit this wonderful place every year and always visit Roland's, the very very best place to enjoy our great British dish. Honestly you must try.

Thank Alison D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great fish n chips the only place to go..im no a fan of fish and chips but these are amazing. Sitting by the sea. Check opening hours as generally 12 till 8 in winter. Friendly family buisness...another must x

Thank Jobo142
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for fish and chips while on a days visit, absolutely fantastic and we'll worth a visit. Staff were very friendly.

Thank judith h
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Have had fish & chips from here before which were OK but today they were extremely disappointing. The fish was overcooked and tasteless and did not look or taste fresh. The chips were mostly like cardboard and again overcooked. I do not think we will be buying from here again.

Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shute Lane, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 562723

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?